crowns and owls

ultra-phoenix-nerd  asked:

Book recommendations for each house?

Hufflepuff: A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

A love story between a deaf boy and a girl with severe anxiety that causes her to be a selective mute. Extremely cute story with lots of fluff and fantastic representation that integrates sign language seamlessly into the writing 

Ravenclaw: Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

A series of letters between residents of an island known for its love of pangrams (sentences containing every letter). They have a statue of the world’s shortest pangram but, after a storm, the letters start to fall off and it’s taken as a divine message. The government starts to ban letters as they fall off the statue and so the book continues with an ever decreasing alphabet. A short read but very clever and thought provoking

Gryffindor: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A thought provoking commentary on police brutality in the usa. Follows Starr, a black girl who witnessed her friend being shot by police, and her relationship with racism. Would definitely recommend to any white person as it’s incredibly eye opening, and there’s great representation for minorities

Slytherin: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three sisters, each with different magical powers, have an equal claim to the throne. They’re separated in their childhood and their powers are honed by their adoptive families. The night they turn sixteen, the fight for the crown begins. The winner is the last one standing. Reminds me of a YA Game of Thrones, lots of court politics but worth noting it’s part of a series so later books will likely have more action

Stolas[5] is a Great Prince of Hell, commands twenty-six legions of demons, and teaches astronomy and the knowledge of poisonous plants, herbs and precious stones. He is also known as Stolos and Solas. He is depicted as either being a crowned owl with long legs, a raven, or a man. - Wikipedia ( List of demons in the Ars Goetia )